25 Apr 2024

Playing with Clay, For a Cause

Students from the Syringa Mountain School in Hailey threw clay for a good cause on Dec. 11, making dishes for The Hunger Coalition’s Empty Bowls fundraiser next month. On Jan. 14, the handmade bowls will be filled with scratch-made soups, chili, salads, breads and desserts donated by local chefs and caterers. Sold for $20 apiece, the bowls raise money to help fight hunger in the Wood River Valley. With the help of Boulder Mountain Clayworks, guests will have more than 300 locally made bowls to choose from, including a handful made by the grade-schoolers from Syringa charter school. “We were so thrilled to have an opportunity to take part in an event that brings arts and education together with so many great valley organizations,” said Julie Evans, student support coordinator at the school. “It feels like the true spirit of giving!”